Alexander Hamilton 's Influence On The Founding As History

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Did Alexander Hamilton play as important a role in our founding as history portrays? This short paper on Alexander Hamilton will outline his importance in the journey of the United States of America to become a free country and will also show the various ways he made this country successful by pioneering the formation of the American government.
Alexander Hamilton was born in Charlestown, the capital of Nevis in the British West Indies. There are disputes regarding his actual birth date. In the probate court papers from St. Croix, when his mother died, Hamilton was only 13 years old. This indicates 1755 as the year of his birth. However, throughout his life, Hamilton identified 1757 as his birth year. His early education consisted of
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“Alexander Hamilton resigned from the Congress in July 1783. Following this, he began a law practice in New York City. In 1784, he founded the Bank of New York (the oldest ongoing banking organization in the United States till date).”
He drafted a resolution for a Constitutional convention in 1786 while attending the Annapolis Convention. The resolution was to have a more powerful, financially independent federal government.
In 1787, Hamilton was the first New York delegate chosen to the Constitutional Convention. He also served as assemblyman in the New York State Legislature, but his influence was quite limited. The Convention convened in the State House, which is now known as Independence Hall, in Philadelphia. On May 14th there were only delegations from two states, so the revision of the Articles of Confederation was adjourned from a day to day debate. On May 25th a quorum of seven states was obtained, debate continued and it was clear that by mid-June that the delegates present decided not to just amend the current Articles, they would draft an entirely new frame of government. During the late 1780’s there were 85 letters written to newspapers to try and sway at least 9 of the 13 states to ratify the new document they were writing during the Convention in 1787. The letters were written under the pseudo-name
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